There's been a lot of talk of all these new nut butters on the scene. For various reasons, people are beginning to experiment with their indulgent sandwich spreads, and if it's not homemade nowadays, it's just not cool. I admit, even I've dabbled in some almond butter and even some hazelnut butter (let's be real, it's nutella) and yes, they were very delicious, if I may say so my self but how about those non-sweet teeths? The savoury preferrers? We deserve our own cravings to be quenched don't we?
This is by no means a new recipe, I'd like to imagine it was being made way beyond the times of nut butters and food processors, probably with a mortar and pestle actually. I like to picture these scenarios a lot because the recipe originates from my ancestors hometown of Aleppo and I like to imagine my grandma and her possy of ladies making all of these delicious recipes the old fashioned way.
Like I said, Muhammarah is sort of the savoury tooth's nut butter. Usually, it would be described as a red pepper and walnut spread but I think my adaptation is more of a walnut and red pepper spread.
Give it a go whether you have a sweet tooth or not, it's pretty delicious as a mayo, mustard, ketchup or nut butter replacement or even just to dip some veggies into!